SOUTH WEST REGION

ARIZONA, CALIFORNIA, COLORADO, HAWAII, NEW MEXICO, NEVADA, UTAH

South West Region was formed in 1948, just three years after Gold Star Wives of America formed in New York City April 5, 1945. Denver Colorado Chapter formed in 1958. First Chapters formed were Los Angeles, San Francisco, Long Beach and San Diego between 1949-51. Over the years some chapters have disbanded and others have began. Today we have 793 MAL (Member - At - Large) Members and 835 Members. SW Region has one annual Conference every year in March or April. GSW has one annual National Convention every year in July.

Update May 12, 2022: View an article and pictures from the April 2022 South West Region Conference.

The South West Region chapters:

DENVER AREA CHAPTER - Chartered 1958

THE GREATER SACRAMENTO AREA CHAPTER - Chartered 1990

INLAND EMPIRE CHAPTER - Chartered 1996

LAS VEGAS VALLEY CHAPTER - Chartered 2011

PHOENIX CHAPTER - Chartered 1982

SAN DIEGO CHAPTER - Chartered 1984

Our Community

Members at Large and Chapter members are active in their own communities in many ways. Some of these are: State and Federal Legislation, Homeless Veterans (Standdown), Snowball Express, Veterans Day Parades, Pearl Harbor Day, Gold Star Wives Day, Vietnamese-Vietnam Day, Color the Hill Gold, Memorial Day Events, which includes our National Cemeteries, Wreaths Across America, 50th Anniversary of Vietnam Commemoration Certificates for Surviving Spouses and Children, Iwo Jima Remembrance in Sacaton, AZ and First Vietnam National Memorial in Angel Fire.

Our Members work with Army Survivor Outreach Services in all of our eight States and Guam. The main Fundraiser for SW Region is a Bakeless Bake Sale in the Spring.


Claire Manning-Dick, Vet Day Parade on the Shoshone- Paiute Indian Reservation

Helping Hands sponsored Gold Wives Day Luncheon in Phoenix AZ on April 8, 2017

Pat Kelly, National Service Officer with Vito Valdez SOS Coordinator Las Vegas April 2012

Wreaths Across America dedication at the Colorado State Capitol, December 9, 2013. Denver Chapter President with Colorado Civil Air Patrol Cadets.

Dedication of Gold Star Holiday Tree at Colorado State Capitol December 4, 2013. Patti Sampers, Chapter President.

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